Get the CIFOR publications update

CIFOR publishes over 400 publications every year on forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy, agroforestry and much more in multiple languages.

Carbon stocks of fast growing tree species and baselines after forest fire in east Kalimantan, Indonesia

Carbon stocks of fast growing tree species and baselines after forest fire in east Kalimantan, Indonesia

In terms of sink activities in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) there is little information about carbon accumulation. This paper deals with case studies in natural young secondary forests and man made forests in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. East Kalimantan has high possibility of CDM activity, because of degraded lands extend widely in 1998. The annual carbon accumulation of pioneer secondary forest in Bukit Soeharto Educational Forest (BSEF) ranged from 1.3 to 2.9 t C/ha/yr in 2000. However, the rate decreased in 2001 except for Macaranga gigantea dominated stands. These figures were higher than those of regenerated vegetation in degraded land with herbs, shrubs and Imperata cylindrica grassland. On the other hand, annual carbon accumulation of Acacia mangium, eucalyptus pelitta and Gmelia arborea were 5.9-9.9, 7.1-7.2, and 8.3-12.3 t C/ha/yr respectively. Highly degraded vegetations would be the target site for CDM projects. Naturally regenerated forests are not suitable for CDM project because of their high baseline.

Authors: Diana, R.; Hadriyanto, D.; Hiratsuka, M.; Toma, T.; Morikawa, Y.

Topic: fire,forest fires,clean development mechanism,carbon sequestration,biomass,degraded land,secondary forests,forest plantations,conferences

Geographic: East Kalimantan,Indonesia

Series: TFRI Extension Series no. 153

Publisher: Forestry Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication Year: 2002

ISBN: 579-01-2475-X

Source: Kuo-chuan Lin, Jiun-cheng Lin, Hsing-yin Huang (eds.) Proceedings of International Symposium on Forest Carbon Sequestration and Monitoring, November 11-15, 2002 Taipei, Taiwan.. 19-24

Export Citation

Related viewing


CIFOR website usability survey

We're conducting research on our website and we'd love to hear from you about your experience on This will help us make improvements and prioritize new features. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email us:

We really appreciate your input!

Start survey
I don’t want to participate
Remind me later